|Estimate:||£200 - £300|
RUSHDIE, Salman (b. 1947). Two Stories. [Colophon:] Cambridge: [Privately Printed at] The Rampant Lions Press, 1989. 4to (325 x 252mm). Half title, 5 woodcut and 3 linocut plates by Bhupen Khakhar. Original brown cloth, small morocco label mounted on upper cover, uncut, slipcase. ONE OF 72 COPIES, THIS NUMBER 49 OF 60 COPIES BOUND IN CLOTH AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The two stories included are "The Free Radio" and "The Prophet's Hair." Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003) was a leading contemporary Indian artist and a prominent member of the Baroda Group. Salman Rushdie's character of 'the accountant' in his novel "The Moor's Last Sigh" (1995) was based on him. Khakar's portrait of Rushdie, entitled "The Moor", hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London.